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after getting all the intelligence they can out of it. >>> jerry sandusky faces his accusers in court today. they'll describe abuse suffered years ate at the hands of the former penn state coach. the judge will decide whether there's enough evidence to try sandusky on more than 50 charges of molestation of little boys. outside the courthouse in pennsylvania, susan, how many victims do we expect in court today to take the stand? >> reporter: you know, carol, it's impossible to say at this time. we know that there are ten victims referred to in that grand jury report and the prosecutors are aware of at least eight of them. look, counting up the numbers, there could be perhaps three to five victims who are able to take the stand today. alleged victims, to tell their story, and this is going to be fascinating, because for the first time we will hear likely in excruciating detail exactly what they say happened to them, and as you indicated, they'll have to do this facing jerry sandusky for the very first time, but it's not necessary for the prosecutors necessarily to put all of the alleged
very much. >> thank you. >> tonight courtroom shocker. disgraced penn state coach jerry sandusky ducks his accusers in court and says he's not guilty of child rape charges. >> this is a fight to the death. this the fight of jerry sandusky's life. >> i'll ask one of his lawyers why the ex-coach didn't face his accusers today. plus people with their day in court. another sports scandal. >> coming forward was one of the hardest things i've had to do in my life. >> my exclusive interview with two men who say that syracuse's coach abused them when they were children. also battle for the heart and soul of the gop. newt gingrich calls for a positive campaign. is that really any way to win an election? i'll ask two men who are no strangers to the rough and tumble of the trail howard dean and tom ridge. this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening. a dramatic day in a pennsylvania courtroom. jerry sandusky, the former penn state football coach who is charged with child sexual abuse was expected to come face-to-face with his accusers. then at the last minute sandusky dramatically waived his
, jerry sandusky arrested again. no charges will be filed against a former syracuse assistant basketball coach. the man they call blago learns his fate today. >>> and a debate over plan b. >>> reporter roulette. i want to begin with ted rowlands in chicago. ted, we know rod blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years. he spoke a moment ago. what do you know? >> reporter: well, yeah, 14 years in federal prison for rod blagojevich. he was hoping for three to five. the judge siding with the prosecution. blagojevich just came down from the courtroom about ten minutes ago and addressed the media very briefly. he didn't take any questions. said he was going home to be with his two daughters, explain to them where they were going from here and said he will be, quote, fighting on. so expect an appeal in this case. one thing to note, he doesn't have to report until february 16th to the bureau of prisons. so he does have this time to spend with his family but the former governor of illinois will spend 14 years -- was sentenced to 14 years in prison. >> i'm curious, since he does get to go home for those
we go. first, ex-penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky heads to court but declines to faces his accusers. >>> even in today's economy, some young people are better off than when their parents were. >>> arrests along the border with mexico, they have plummeted. time to play reporter roulette. susan candiotti, let's begin with you. jerry sandusky waived his right to the preliminary hearing today. do we know why? >> reporter: well, what a day it's been, brooke. imagine 11 witnesses, including at least four alleged victims who would have taken the stand talk about in excruciating detail being molested and raped by jerry sandusky but they didn't have the opportunity to do so because he waited and, why? his lawyers explain that it was a tactical decision on their part, that, in part, because they would not have had an opportunity to try to challenge the credibility of these witnesses while they were on the witness stand because of court rules, then it just wasn't to their advantage. however, they certainly, it's true, miss out on an opportunity to interview these people, put them on t
. >>> jerry sandusky, former penn state defensive coach, could have faced all the accusers in court today. instead, sandusky waived his right to today's preliminary hearing pleading not guilty. what does that mean? it means he's going to trial on charges that he sexually abused ten boys. sandusky's attorney explained why. >> one of the main reasons we wanted to have a preliminary hearing and the anticipated of having one is to cross-examine mike mcqueary in the allegations pertaining to number two. prior to today with various statements he allegedly has made -- >> mike mcqueary is the assistant coach who claims he saw sandusky rape a boy in the penn state showers, but according to his reports his account has now changed over time. >>> the army is trying to figure out what caused two helicopters to crash killing four soldiers last night outside of a training area at joint base lewis-mcchord in washington state. now the choppers were observation helicopters. no word on whether they collided or crashed separately. >>> finders keepers, that's the message from iran today about the captured u.s
stories. a new accuser saying former penn state coach jerry sandusky sexually assaulted him when he was just 12 and gave him booze. >>> these demonstrators attempting to take back the capital. they're staging sit-ins in front of congressional offices and camping out on the national mall. >>> it's decision day for seniors. it's the last time you can change your medicare part "d" prescription drug plan. >>> let's get a check of today's weather. rob marciano with a seat in atlanta. >> good morning. we're looking at an active weather pattern, topsy-turvy, that seems to be the theme of the early season winter that's been crazy so far. rain stretching into the northeast. the heaviest stuff is across the ohio river valley. look at memphis, arkansas, little rock included. seeing some accumulation snow overnight, even as far south as louisiana. that's what we're watching carefully. also potential for seeing rainfall across the northeast. that could be flooding at least during the rush hour, street flooding, 2 to 4 inches of some rain here during the night time, the night and in through tomor
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speed quickly. jerry sandusky waived his right to a preliminary hearing and this will go straight to trial. we all were waiting for that preliminary hearing and that has been waived. he and his attorney decided to waive it. that's the big development in the jerry sandusky case. >> so much more news surrounding this. let's head to atlanta and kyra philips. >> what a busy morning already. we're talking about jerry sandusky in court and out again. he was expected to face his accusers but he waived his right to the preliminary hearing and here's sandusky just as he left the courthouse and he faced a pretty stunned media. >> stay the course, to fight for four quarters. we'll take the opportunity to present our side. >> we couldn't do that today. >> tell me why the preliminary hearing. >> i'll come back and answer your quefgzs. >> mr. sandusky are you looking forward? >> jason carroll was actually inside the courtroom, susan candiotti has one of the victim's attorneys with her. jason, let's start with you, if you don't mind. let's talk about how bold of a move this was. shocking. when t
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>> setting the record state jerry sandusky in an interview denies having sexual contact with young boys. was he convincing we will take you through it and let you decide. >>> suspended campaign, accused of a sexual affair. herman cain suspends his run for the presidency. his wife by his side, he insists you have not seen the last of him. >> i'm not going to be silenced and i'm not going away. >> 30 seconds. >> mind of a serial killer. new york police say bodies being dumped along long island are the work of one serial killer. we will talk to a forensic psychologist about the mind of a killer. >>> and shark encounter. >> i like the fact he's circling us the last ten minutes. he might know something we don't. >> a huge great white spotted off of the carolina coast. what would you do if confronted by giant man eater? this is information you need to know. it's all right here, right now on cnn. >> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. thank you for joining us. we begin with former penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky in a lengthy interview with this new york times sandusky tries to expla
matters not. the lawyer for jerry sandusky, who we hear a lot from. we're not hearing a lot from the prosecution, because they're busy allegedly fielding new complaints from other alleged victims. the defense is out there talking to everyone that he can about, you know, how jerry sandusky is still friends with this victim and that victim, and once again we're seeing jerry sandusky trying to charm his way out of a situation. >> all right. so just to make it clear here, there would be no legal ramifications whatsoever, right, if someone who had been abused remained friendly with the abuser, right? maybe they still felt the pressure or still feel the guilt. >> and that's the thick. it's not about whether you're having dinner with jerry sandusky. whether you think he's a great guy. all those things don't matter in the situation. it matters what happens in the grand jury testimony. over 23 pages, 15 years of accusations. and then what matters is when the children take the stand and they're questioned by the prosecution. >> thank you very much, carlos. we appreciate you taking the time
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interview herman cain's attorney tomorrow night. >>> whether we come back, penn state coach jerry sandusky, complete with shocking new details. daddy, come in the water! [ gnome ] awwwwwwww. i just feel bloody awful. she told tiffany, stephanie, jenny and becky that she was coming to a place like this! but somebody didn't book with travelocity, with 24/7 customer support to help move them to the pool daddy promised! look at me, i'm swimming! ♪ [ gnome ] somebody, get her a pony! [ female announcer ] the travelocity guarantee. if your booking's not right, we'll help make it right, right away. from the price to the room to the trip you'll never roam alone. >>> sandusky is part of the penn state family, we all are and i feel shame. >> interesting comment from a town hall meeting. it comes on the heels of the first lawsuit from a man who claimed to be sexual lay saulted by jerry sandusky more than 100 time as a child and joining me to detail this terrible story is his attorney jeff anderson. he specialized in sex abuse cases. thank you for joining me. this is particularly awful, even by the
. tonight in pennsylvania where jerry sandusky was arrested today for a second time. the former penn state football coach taken into custody after six new child sex charges were filed against him. the pennsylvania attorney general said the charges involve two new alleged victims who met sandusky through his charity, the second mile. the total number of alleged victims stands at ten. let's get the latest from sarah ganim, a cnn contributor. sarah, jerry sandusky, arrested again. the judge granted bail but he's still in custody, correct? he's not posted that bail? >> that's right. his attorney said that because the arraignment wasn't until 3:00 today, that he probably wasn't going to be able to get $250,000 cash or in the form of a bail bondsman ortega-hernandez in the form of property posted so he would be spending night in jail. his attorney wasn't happy about it. he said if jerry sandusky was going to flee, he would have done it a long time ago. he's known he's been under investigation since late 2008 and he's been cooperative. es he offered to turn himself in. he did turn himself back in
case. his accusations against jerry sandusky. president obama delivering a speech. we break down that speech and the chances of a deal on the payroll tax. but first the bottom line on the man of the memento. newt gingrich. new polls out showing him surging. peter king comes out to tell us why he might not be the guy. let's go "outfront." >>> i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, newt on top. the former speak of the house dominating polls nationally and in crucial primary states. brand-new numbers out today, let's show you this, this started a week ago and has gotten stronger and more consistent. nationwide, this is what you're looking at here, gingrich holding a 15-point advantage over his competitors as you see, 37-22 for mitt romney. in iowa, caucus goers there rival mitt romney at 17%. ron paul's at 16%. as we all know, mitt romney needs to come in 1 or 2 there. down in south carolina, gingrich 38%. versus 22 for mitt romney. despite the double digit leads gingrich still has a lot of critics inside his own party. one of them outspoken among them, congressman peter king. he cam
, for instance, there's been a lot of talk about jerry sandusky and joe paterno but in academic circles there's talk about graham spanier, seen as an ideal university president, but when things like this happen on your watch, and you don't take appropriate steps to speak to those things proactively, then changes have to be made, so spanier was out and i think the same thing is happening with ammons and if these moves are made more often i think presidents will be more aggressive in speaking to issues like hazing at famu. >> what do you think is at the core of this kind of hazing? i don't think a lot of people think about being a band as a place where there's hazing but there are subgroups within this band at florida a&m, a group from georgia which apparently robert champaign was part of and there are all of the different subgroups have their code of discipline. what gets to the core of this in your opinion? >> the drive of students to belong and that's why the arguments are made by folk who say look, people who consent to this are the folks who really have to stop and the practice will go awa
jerry sandusky molesting a boy in the showers. susan candiotti was in the courtroom and some of the testimony in her report here is quite graphic. >> reporter: it was his moment, mike mcqueary walked into court, took a deep breath and became the prosecution's star witness. he methodically described what he called a horrifying alleged 2002 sexual assault between jerry sandusky and a young boy in a penn state locker room. >> when i opened that first door, i heard rhythmic slapping sounds, two or three slaps skin on skin. >> reporter: he moved closer and looked in the shower. >> the boy was facing the wall, hands for shoulder height. jerry was close to him with his hands wrapped around his waist. i believe jerry was sexually molesting him. >> reporter: he said he was about 5 to 6 feet away. >> there was no protester yelling, so i can't be sure it was intercourse, but that's what i believe was occurring. they looked directly in my eyes. >> reporter: neither said a word. >> reporter: he says he left, called his father, and met with head coach joe paterno the next day. >> i describ
if the charges against jerry sandusky are true, and that will be for a jury to decide, he likely had a powerful network of enablers or at the very least countless people who had powerful interests in not believing the allegations against him. and yes, tonight that circle grew. take a look. this is the former home of thomas horman, retired penn state chief of police. he was living there in 1998. 1998, remember that year. today we've learned his neighbor back then just three doors down, you guessed it -- in the blue house, jerry sandusky. that's jerry sandusky's house there. not only were they neighbors, not only did their kids play and ride bikes together, they worship at the same church. this one called st. paul's united methodist. neighbors and fellow church members back in 1998 -- when the mother of an 11-year-old boy went to university police with a sexual complaint against coach sandusky. according to a grand jury report she said it happened on campus at a practice facility, sandusky allegedly touching the boy inappropriately in the shower. the investigation included investigators listened
. no nonsense. just people sense. >>> accused former penn state coach jerry sandusky will face some of his accusers on tuesday. that's when a preliminary evidence hearing is scheduled on the dozens of charges he molested ten young boys but today there's new information about a financial connection between board members of sandusky's charity and a governor of pennsylvania's election campaign. cnn contributor and reporter for the pat news co-wrote the article. so sarah, it is good to see you. what did you find out? >> he accepted more than $25,000 in campaign contributiones from second mile board members and that included a fund-raiser from the board chair who held a fund-raiser at his home in january 2010 for the governor for his campaign np. now today he is defending all of that, saying, it would have looked political if he had charged sandusky at the time. it would have looked political if he waited. so it is a lose/lose situation for him and he is defending hit situation saying he didn't want to give that money back or refuse it because that would give away that jerry sandusky was under
's interview. >>> jerry sandusky could be let out of jail again today. he was arrested yesterday on sexual assault charges involving two new accusers. one who says his cries for help were ignored. jason carroll is live in pennsylvania for us this morning. good morning, jason. >> reporter: good morning to you. jerry sandusky denies the new allegations just as he's denied the previous ones. he now faces a total of 52 charges related to sexually abusing young boys. for the second time in two months, jerry sandusky, former assistant football coach at penn state, was hauled away in handcuffs facing charges of child sex abuse. a new grand jury finding two more alleged victims, identified as number nine and ten, claims sandusky abused them as children. both say they met sandusky through his second mile foundation. they claim he took an interest in them and inviting them to his home for meals and on outings and gradually engaged in sex acts with them. number nine was between 11 and 12 years old when he first met sandusky in 2004. he testified that over three years he often visited sandusky's home
, a ninth accuser comes forward in the penn state child rape case. his accusations against jerry sandusky. president obama delivering a speech. we break down that speech and the chances of a deal on the payroll tax. but first the bottom line on the man of the memento. newt gingrich. new polls out showing him surging. peter king comes out to tell us why he might not be the guy. let's go "outfront." >>> i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, newt on top. the former speak of the house dominating polls nationally and in crucial primary states. brand-new numbers out today, let's show you this, this started a week ago and has gotten stronger and more consistent. nationwide, this is what you're looking at here, gingrich holding a 15-point advantage over his competitors as you see, 37-22 for mitt romney. in iowa, caucusgoers there rival mitt romney at 17%. ron paul's at 16%. as we all know, mitt romney needs to come in 1 or 2 there. down in south carolina, gingrich 38%. versus 22 for mitt romney. despite the double digit leads gingrich still has a lot of critics inside his own party. one of them o
with jerry sandusky, yes, i did. dinners, relationships, none of that matters. did you shower with jerry sandusky? yes. were you naked? yes, i was. those questions are what matters. having dinners and saying we're still friends. matters not. and that's the problem here. the lawyer for jerry sandusky, who, by the way, we hear a lot from. notice you're not hearing a lot from the prosecution because they're busy, probably, allegedly, fielding new complaints from other alleged victims. the defense is out there talking to everyone that he can about, you know, how jerry sandusky is still friends with this victim and that victim. once again, we're seeing jerry sandusky trying to charm his way out of a situation. >> all right, so, and just to make it clear here, there would be no, no legal ramifications whatsoever, right? if someone who had been abused remained friendly with the abuser, right? we never know. maybe they still felt the pressure and still feel the guilt. all kind of displaying that. >> that's the thing. not about whether you're having dinner with jerry sandusky and whether you thin
. now his past used by conservative critics. >>> more disturbing allegations against jerry sandusky. another man saying he abused him and gave him alcohol as a boy. >>> i have been excused of being a tramt traitor to both sides. >>> a woman goes from wall street protester to wall street professional on this "american morning." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> all right. good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, december 7th. ali is off today. i'm christine romans along with carol costello on this "american morning." welcome, everyone. >> welcome and good morning. up first this morning, newt gingrich threatening to run away with the republican race. his bid for the gop nomination going gang busters. it's beginning to look like a gingrich juggernaut. look at the latest gallup poll. among republican voters nationwide, 37% now say gingrich is their choice. he leads mitt romney by a whopping 15 points. cnn's deputy political director paul steinhauser joins us live from washington this morning. who could have predicted this? >> boy, one crazy ride. we've seen candidates go up and d
scandal. jerry sandusky in and out of court in minutes waiving a preliminary hearing and keeping accusers from taking the stand. afterwards we heard a few hints about his defense strategy. joining us now is jerry sandusky's attorney joe amendola. thank you for joining us this morning. >> good morning, carol. thank you. >> i think a lot of people are still confused about why you decided to waive the preliminary hearing. so tell us why. >> the answer is simple. monday night the attorney for the commonwealth contacted me to discuss details about the preliminary hearing. during those conversations i had with him, he indicated he would ask the judge following the preliminary hearing to increase bail. i've always been concerned that jerry might wind up in jail pending his trial, which would really impede our efforts to adequately and properly prepare his defense. it's very difficult to work with a defendant when he's incarcerated. so we began discussions about making concessions. us waiving the preliminary hearing in return from the commonwealth saying to us, guaranteeing, they would not seek i
case involving former assistant football coach jerry sandusky. >>> former athletic director tim curly and gary schultz are charged with lying and failing to report the suspected abuse. mike mcquery is the star witness. he says he told curly and schultz seen sandusky raping a boy. he testifies there's no question that he fully described what he saw. prosecutors say sandusky sexually accused ten young boys. he has pleaded not guilty to more than 50 charges. >>> back from the brink of a government shutdown. sources are now saying that democrats and republicans have reached a deal to keep the federal government running after midnight tonight. the house and senate, they're expecting to vote on that plan today. negotiators are still trying to agree on extending the payroll tax cut. if they don't, your taxes are going to go up by an average of $1,000. >>> republican presidential candidates are making their closing arguments to iowa voters. now the candidates met last night in their last debate before the iowa caucuses. some took aim at president obama. current front-runner newt gingrich foun
, if the charges against jerry sandusky are true, that will be for a jury to decide. he likely had a powerful network of enablers, or at the very least countless people who had powerful interests in not believing the allegations against him. yes, tonight that sishlg grew. this is a former home of thomas harmon, retired penn state chief of police. he was living there in 1998. remember that year. today we've learned his neighbor back then, just three doors down was, you guessed it, in the blue house, jerry sandusky. that's jerry sandusky's house there. not only were they neighbors, not only did their kids play and ride bikes together, worshipped at the same church, this one called saint paum's united methodist. neighbors and fellow church members back in 1998 which is when the mother of a boy went to police with a sexual abuse complaint against coach sandusky. according to a grand jury report she says it happened on campus, allegedly touching the boy inappropriately in tur show. the investigation included conversations of the officers talking to sandusky on the phone. when the local d.a. declin
allegations of child abuse against jerry sandusky. once again, sandusky denies he abused boys. but at the same time, he makes intriguing assertions about how penn state handled allegations against him in susa susan, what's going on here? >> reporter: don, jerry sandusky says no one at penn state ever demanded his keys to the locker room after he was accused of so domizing a boy in the shower. but there's also an unsettling response when he's asked about that interview. his new interview, at least parts of it arguably, are raising as many eyebrows as his first one. >> in an interview video taped, jerry sandusky not only repeats his denials of wrong doing, he tells the paper, "youngsters might say i was a father figure." a father figure who stands accused of 40 counts of raping and molesting young boys. in an intriguing exchange, sandusky tries to explain the way he answered nbc a few weeks ago when asked whether he sexually attracted to young boys? >> am i sexually attracted underage boys? sexually attracted, you know, i enjoy young people. >> he tells the new york times at first he wondered wh
and religion on cnn's belief blog. >>> former penn state football coach jerry sandusky will be in court for a preliminary hearing. he faces more than 50 charges of child sex abuse. sandusky posted a $250,000 bond and is now under house arrest. last week he was arrested a second time following new allegations by two more reported victims. cnn national correspondent susan candiotti has been following the developments and joining us now from new york. what's to be expected this week in court? >> well, there's a preliminary hearing coming up on tuesday, fred, and it's difficult to say how many victim could be testifying but it could be everyone that has been identified by the grand jury, at least six, along with other witnesses. at this preliminary hearing we'll get a brief preview of the prosecutor's case. they must convince a judge there's enough evidence against jerry sandusky to go to trial. now legally it's usually not a difficult thing to do at this stage. among those testifying will be alleged victim number 1. sandusky is charged with performing oral sex on the boy in his early teens
for corruption and sentencing deserved that spot. for number three penn state's jerry sandusky, and american student in italy amanda knox also at number three. first why didn't you put sandusky on your list? >> well, you know what, if cases were based on allegations, then casey anthony would have been convicted. i think the jerry sandusky case is an important case and it's opening up a lot of observation and concern about what goes on in campuses and college campuses and high school. but the bottom line is at this point we have some very outrageous allegations. let's see what happens in 2012. may make the top ten of 2012. right now it's absolutely too early to put on the list. >> but amanda knox instead? >> oh, yeah. >> what stood out for you on that? >> amanda knox i think is very, very important. we read 143-page what's called a motivation by appeals judge and demonstrated unlike american courts how perverted some judicial systems are in terms of safeguards. safeguards meaning the right to cross-examination, the right against self-incrimination. the good news is that the italian appeals co
. in an unusual court proceeding next week, we'll bring former penn state football coach jerry sandusky face-to-face with his accusers. sunny hostin "on case." she joins me on the phone. this tweet that overturned this murder conviction. this guy sitting on death row, what did this juror tweet that gets the murder conviction tossed out? >> the juror was sort of tweeting the philosophical things about the deliberation. he sent out several tweets, and one of the last tweets indicated that a verdict had been reached, that it was all over. and the judge had instructed the jury, of course, not to use social media, as judges often do. and after instructing this juror, he did it again. and that really, i think, was the basis for the court overturning his conviction. he was told twice to stop. he continued. and the court found that the integrity of the verdict had been compromised. judges typically do instruct juries and they expect the juries to follow their instructions. the appellate court felt that if the juror disregarded that particular instruction, it was possible that the juror had disregard
more about this story after the break. and also, jerry sandusky, the former penn state coach accused of sexual abuse, gives an unusual news 4 interview to "th york times." >>> we'll yet get back to the skois scand syracuse scandal in a moment. but jerry sandusky, the former football coach charged with abusing young boys, had an interview where he said the fact this he liked to shower with boys, wrestle with boys, and sleep in the same bed with boys was, "being twisted." >> if i say, no, i'm not attracted to boys, that's not the truth because i'm attracted to young people, boys, girls -- >> yeah, but not sexually. you're attracted because -- >> yeah, i enjoy -- that's what i was trying to say. >> joining us in washington, mike wise, host at wjfk rye. in las vegas, jason whitlock, columnist for foxsports.com. that times time interview, did the paper -- was the paper appropriately skeptical about what was an obvious plea for sympathy by jerry sandusky? >> jerry sandusky is a very troubled person. and so it's hard for me to criticize "the new york times" at all for, you know, giving the
sayisay saying jerry sandusky. what he's saying is slightly different than what the other accusers have said. he said he was a second mile camper staying at second mile facilities in 2004 when he was 12 years old. he was in a swimming pool with jerry sandusky and other kids, was then separated from the other children, taken on a four with jerry sandusky, taken into the football building and into an office in that football building where jerry sandusky gave him whisky a he molested him just before he went back to camp. he was a second mile child and that's consistent with all of the other accusations, all oath other accusers have been second mile children. >> sarah. thank you very much. especially given the alcohol involved. let's bring in cnn legal corporate paul callan here, the fact that there was whisky involved, just strikes me even more than just the facts itself. explain how this happens when another accuser comes forward. >> it's not uncommon at all in these child abuse cases. i think we're up to 13 claimed victims in this case. people get the courage to come forward. they have b
. two days away from former assistant football coach jerry sandusky facing his accusers in court and we're learning a key witness, mike mcqueary, is changing his story again. sarah gannon has been following the sandusky case against the aga beginning. how is he changing the story? >> this is the first account we have come up. the first witness account of what mcqueary saw in 2002, that night many march when he stumbled upon something in the penn state locker room late at night. but how this differs from what we read in the grand jury report and what is in mike mcqueary's handwritten police statement is that he told this man, this doctor who was at his father's house, where he went seeking advice after he stumbled upon this incident, he told his doctor he didn't see anything, that he only heard some sexual acts and that a young boy peered around the corner of the shower stall and was grabbed by a man's waist, pulled back behind out of view, and then a few minutes later, he saw jerry sandusky leaving a towel. none of that is ever mentioned in the grand jury summary or in the handwritten s
three years. that interview's coming up in the next hour of newsroom. >>> the lawyer for jerry sandusky, the former penn state defensive coach says the time may come when his client has to think about a plea deal. that's right, the lawyer says that a plea could happen if more people come forward claiming that sandusky molested them. he told cnn contributor sarah began number that such a scenario could make this case an uphill battle. >> reporter: what is the point where you say should we talk about a plea deal? are you having those conversations? >> no, we haven't. as a matter of fact you know from your experience, sarah, that people who maintain their innocence sometimes plead guilty because of the overwhelming evidence against them. there are many people who have gone to trial who were convicted of very serious crimes, including homicides, and executed and it later turned out that they were innocent. there's a lot of reasons why people decide to do certain things, but at this point jerry has maintained his innocence in regard to the allegations he knows about. >>> penn state students
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